Friday, December 16, 2022 | Update

As many are aware, on November 30, Synetic’s founding artistic director Paata Tsikurishvili was hospitalized as a result of injuries he sustained in a serious car accident. Injuries include several broken bones but no head injuries. Mr. Tsikurishvili is expected to make a full recovery and was released from the hospital early this week to convalesce from home. Though doctors report that he is recovering faster than expected, all advise a rehab period of several months.

Prior to the accident, Mr. Tsikurishvili was finishing work on the world premiere of War of the Worlds–Synetic’s largest and most ambitious production in its history–which was scheduled to begin workshopping and rehearsals immediately after the holidays. In order to give him the time and space to focus on his recovery, War of the Worlds, slated to open March 3, 2023, will be postponed until Fall 2023 (precise dates to be announced). In its place, Synetic will remount its acclaimed production of Beauty and the Beast.

The Tsikurishvili family thanks the many people who reached out with words of support. Those who wish to send good wishes may do so at


Friday, December 2, 2022 | Original statement

Late Wednesday evening, November 30, Synetic Theater co-founder and artistic director Paata Tsikurishvili was involved in a serious car accident and sustained injuries. He is currently being treated at a local hospital, where he is awake, stable, and will remain for the next several days.

Performances of Snow Maiden will continue as planned. The Company is currently reviewing other upcoming activities to determine what, if any, require adjustment.

The Tsikurishvili family is focused on supporting Mr. Tsikurishvili, and requests privacy at this time. The Company will share additional information as it becomes available.